1) Partners For Success workshop: College Options for Students with Learning Disabilities on Wednesday, March 13 2019 from 6-8 PM

~More information in the linked forms at bottom of page




The specific functions of the CACSE are:

  • To advise and counsel the St. Mary’s County Board of Education about the needs of children and youth with disabilities;

  • To advise and counsel on the relevancy of educational programs and related services to meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities;

  • To offer suggestions for the local proposed budget; and

  • To study specific issues and concerns of the Board of Education, concerned citizens, and parents.

  •  CACSE Website


Partners for Success Program

Partners for Success is a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) to provide services designed to inform families and build working relationships among families, schools, and the community. A parent/educator team staffs the center. This team assists families, students and educators by providing support, information and resources on disabilities and community services.

The center provides resources to enable families of children receiving special education services, and the professionals who work with them, to function as equal partners in the educational decision-making process. Susan Shannon, a parent of a child with a disability, and Dottie Powell, SMCPS Transition Specialist, currently staff the Partners for Success Center.

The services the Partners for Success center may provide include: Special education resources, Information and referral, Assistance with IEPs, Seminars and workshops, Consultation, Lending library, and Information about local state and parent organizations.

*Partners for Success Lending Library List: ATTACHMENT

Contact Information: Susan Shannon Partners for Success Green Holly Elementary School Office Suite A 46060 Millstone Landing Road Lexington Park, MD 20653 Phone (301) 863-4069 Email: 


Upcoming Events/News/Links

Click Here for the Winter-Spring 2019 Calendar

Click Herer for the "College Options for Students Learning Disabilities" Information